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Students, staff fundraise to battle effects of hurricanes

By Sarah Sandlow and Sam Morgan, News Editor and Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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When senior Larissa Bersh, a former Glenbrook North student who moved to Marco Island, Fla. after her freshman year at GBN, evacuated her home to escape Hurricane Irma, she and her family did not anticipate the eye of the hurricane ...

Students swap choir for academics

Katie Fitzpatrick and YuLian Leshuk, Executive Lifestyle Editor and Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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After singing in multiple choir groups for three years, senior Sarah Burnham, former choir president, left the choir room for the last time. In the back of her mind, she knew she would not be returning the following year. ...

Textbook trend toward digital evokes mixed feelings

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

November 3, 2017

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After his AP Biology half block, senior Josh Genender rushes into his AP Calculus BC class, clutching his biology textbook in one hand and his calculus textbook in the other. He has embraced paper textbooks after an unsatisfactor...

Operation Snowball tosses students a second opportunity

Joey Harris, Page Editor

November 3, 2017

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Operation Snowball is set to offer a three-day retreat for students as a second chance to participate in the program for those who were not accepted into the fall Snowball. It will take place from March 8 to March 10, 2018 at...

GPAs trend upward though SAT scores fall

Sahil Modi, Executive News Editor

November 3, 2017

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It is no secret that some students want to receive the highest grades possible to have a fighting chance at getting into their dream college. A new study conducted by Michael Hurwitz, senior director of the College Board, a...

Intramural Archery targets unique interest

Olga Archakov, Editor-at-Large

November 3, 2017

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The origins of the idea to bring archery to Glenbrook North lie in a restaurant in Puerto Rico. The idea for the intramural came from a conversation between junior Brandon Ng and his sister. Ng had been imitating Oliver Queen...

New recycling policies lower expenditures

Alex Youtsey, News Editor

November 3, 2017

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Most cafeteria recyclables never reach their intended destination. Despite signs promoting recycling around the school, contaminants like half-eaten burgers and used napkins still end up in recycling bins, condemning the e...

New club fosters civil political discussion

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

October 2, 2017

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All it took was a nudge from a friend for junior Joshua Yang to get started on what would become Open Forum, a new club that hopes to facilitate peaceful political dialogue for students. The club board plans to give present...

Science Resource Center provides tutors for students

Lindsey Masterman, Executive Editor-at-Large

October 2, 2017

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After all of its computers were deemed obsolete and removed, the Science Department met to decide what to do with the empty computer lab room. The department opted to make a Science Resource Center, also known as the SRC.  ...

Student team assists with technology issues

Sara Williams, News Editor

October 2, 2017

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After coming into the IDEA for help with her computer last year, junior Jessica Carr was offered an opportunity to put her interest in technology to work. That opportunity came in the form of the new Student Innovation Team. The St...

Safe Zone posters promote diversity

Samantha Greenberg, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Safe Zone posters were placed throughout the school by the staff after they were introduced to them at a faculty meeting prior to the start of school. Teachers were encouraged to put them up in their classrooms. The poster...

Raised meal prices spark concern

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

October 2, 2017

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At the beginning of each lunch, the cafeteria bustles with students holding sandwiches, pizza slices and fries. When senior Lauren Holick paid for her food at the start of the school year, she noticed certain items in the cafeteri...

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